Tuna Pasties (special for Ramadan)

Tuna Pasties


.250 g Cold butter (cut into cubes)

.300 g flour

. ¾ cup cold water

.salt (if the butter is unsalted)

.1 pinch Blackpepper

.oil for fry

For fillings

.2 cans tuna fish

.1 onion (chopped)

. 1 green chili (chopped)



Methods for Tuna Pasties

. Pour flour in a large bowl, add butter cubes, salt and Blackpepper. Mix until the mixture become crumbles like sand

.add cold water and make a dough. Cover and let rest for about 15 minutes

. In a bowl, add tuna with chopped onion, green chili, salt and Blackpepper

.spread dry flour on a working surface and roll the dough 2 cm thick. Cut into small squares

.add 1 tbsp of fillings in the middle of each square, fold to close the fillings inside and press the edges of each pasty with the tines of a fork like shown in the picture

.heat oil on medium heat and fry the pasties on both sides till golden brown (The pasties can be also bake)

.drained on a kitchen paper

.serve with chili sauces

The uncooked pasties can be stored in freezer for about 1 or 2 weeks




Beetroot hummus



. 450 G beetroots
.450 G Chickpeas
. 1 large onion (chopped)
.1 tbsp Tahini (sesame paste)
.3 cloves garlic (crushed)
.1 tbsp lemon juice
. ¼ cup olive oil
.Fresh coriander leaves and sesame seeds for garnish

Methods for Beetroot hummus
.Put chickpeas in a bowl with cold water and let soak overnight
.Drain chickpeas and place in a large heavy saucepan add chopped onion and cover with water. Cook for 30 minutes or until chickpeas become soft
. Drain chickpeas and reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid from it and Allow to cool
.In another large saucepan, cover beets with water and bring to a boil over medium heat
. Cook until beetroot become tender; drain and allow beets to cool before removing the skins and chopping.
.Make Puree with beets in a food processor
.add cooked chickpeas, Tahini, garlic, and lemon juice
. Process until the mixture become smooth
.Pour in the reserved cooking liquid and olive oil in the mixture by keep running the food processor. Continue to mix until the mixture is well mixed
.Pour mixture in a serving bowl and garnish with chopped coriander leaves and sesame seeds